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Pearl Street redesign is chance to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

Pearl Street redesign is chance  to perfect the future of urban transportation in city

The MBTA is going through a rough time, but solutions to delays and breakdowns seem elusive. One obvious (albeit small) opportunity for improvement is redesigning Pearl Street. So far, the conversation about the reconstruction has erroneously been framed as a showdown between bikes and parking. In reality, the redesign is an opportunity to exemplify the […]

Rep. Hecht invites constituent questions at Tuesday office hours: Feb. 24, March 3

Rep. Hecht invites constituent questions at Tuesday office hours: Feb. 24, March 3

State Rep. Jon Hecht plans open office hours from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in Huron Village and March 3 in North Cambridge.

We’re getting a world-language poster, but world-language promise is ignored

We’re getting a world-language poster, but world-language promise is ignored

The district has failed to make any move toward fulfilling a world-language promise, but asks students to design posters extolling the wonders of learning foreign languages.

Williams retires as police superintendent after joining as Cambridge cadet in 1974

Williams retires as police superintendent after joining as Cambridge cadet in 1974

After 41 years with the force, Superintendent Steven Williams retired officially from the Cambridge Police Department with a Monday ceremony.

Affordable rental and homeownership program information session is Feb. 9

The city’s next free walk-in informational sessions on affordable rental and homeownership programs is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the North Cambridge Senior Center.

Food pantry at church in Cambridgeport gets teen group help in the name of MLK

Food pantry at church in Cambridgeport gets teen group help in the name of MLK

Teenagers from Duxbury-based Crossroads for Kids spent Jan. 17 honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with work at the Cambridgeport Baptist Church.

State Rep. Rogers sets Feb. 21 office hour

State Rep. Dave Rogers will meet constituents from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at Verna’s Coffee & Donut Shop in North Cambridge.

Thanks to blizzard, residents get extension to Feb. 4 to apply for their parking permits

The expiration of 2014 resident parking permits has been extended through Wednesday – allowing three additional days to apply for this year’s permits without being ticketed – because of recent weather complications.

Harvard Square Advisory Committee accepts applications through Feb. 6

Residents living around Harvard Square and members of the Harvard Square business community are invited to express interest in serving on the Harvard Square Advisory Committee.

Friends of CRLS moves to staff structure, names Elaine Schear executive director

Friends of CRLS moves to staff structure, names Elaine Schear executive director

For FOCRLS to be able to sustain and grow its programs, it became clear a staff structure was needed to leverage volunteer efforts and ensure sustainability, the group’s acting president said.